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Amazing! Copenhagen, Denmark, is buying the last 4 elephants in the country to give them the proper retirement they deserve! Denmark is spending 11 million kroner (or $1.6 million) to make this retirement happen!

As a ban on wild animals in circuses is expected later this year, Food and Fisheries Minister Mogens Jensen said there's no immediate plans as to where they're going to put the newly retired, but applicants are willing to take the gentle giants and provide them proper welfare. Until then, Animal Protection Denmark will be taking care of them.

Benny Berdino, Circus Arena manager, said he was "sad to have to say goodbye" to its elephants, but mostly happy they would get a good retirement.



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International Elephant Recognition Day is Here!

Happy World Elephant Day! This auspicious day to recognize how much we love these gentle giants of the Savanna, and appreciate the dangers they face from mankind's ever-expanding swathe of deforestation and encroachment into historical habitats for many animals, including elephants of all species and locales. First celebrated in 2012, World Elephant Day is celebrated on August 12th every year. So in honor of this extremely important day, we've put together a list of some interesting facts about these creatures you might not have known.

If you want to get even more background on this day, and why it exists in the first place, you can check out some of these links:

  1. Smithsonian 
  2. Federal Wildlife Service

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12 Images Of These Intelligent Gentle Giants For World Elephant Day!

Today is 'World Elephant Day'! In honor of the occasion, we've gathered a few images and a lovely video of the beautiful and intelligent creatures! 

If you love elephants and want to do something special for them today, check out World Elephant Day, to find out how you can help! 


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Born at the Pairi Daiza zoo in Belgium, the adorable baby Asian elephant can be seen wobbling and trying to get her footing as she tries to stand just moments after being born! Rob Conachie, Elephant manager, says the zoo feels "very lucky".

The baby is an Indian elephant which has been listed as endangered since 1986. She has yet to be named.

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8 Stunning Images Of The Last Of Africa's Big Tusker Elephants

The last of Africa's big tusker elephants roam in the remote wilderness of Kenya. will Burrard-Lucas in partnership with the Tsavo Trust and the Kenya Wildlife Service, spent months photographing these rare stunning elephant pictures. You can see more of his intimate portraits in his book, Land of Giants. Check out some of the images of these majestic giants below: 

Story via The Guardian

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Villagers Knitted Colorful Jumpers To Protect The Elephants From Near-Freezing Temperatures (9 images)

A story from 2017, yet is so beautiful that it deserves another round in the spotlight. The village women in a northern city of Mathura, near the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, have knitted beautiful and colorful garments for the India Elephants when the temperature at night hit sub-zero. Full story at Independent.




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Here Are 7 Reasons Why Elephant's Social Lives Are More Complicated Than Yours

Elephants are one of earth's most remarkable and complex animals, but not everyone stops to consider the ways elephants are very human. They are highly intelligent creatures that exist in highly developed familial societies. Elephant social structures are full of rich relationships and interactions, which could lead some people to ask themselves, "are elephants more complex than humans?" Well. will let you decide after reading the following facts. Via: Ranker  

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The Elephant Nature Park animal sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand shared this cute footage of adult rescued elephant, Dok Mai, convincing a stubborn baby elephant to stop playing and join the rest of the herd for a family lunch.

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24 Crazy Cool Elephant Facts You Probably Didn't Know

Elephants are beautiful. They have so many qualities that are hard to find in other animals and let's just add this in now... they are adorable! And even since Trump decided to lift the ban then keep the ban, we just wanted to show why elephants need to be protected. Did you know that elephants love the water? Or actually can't run and gallop? They are so amazing and yet, we barely know much about them. Well, here are some amazing facts to help you understand why elephants are so extraordinary and need our help to keep them safe.

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Just 20 Super Cute Animal Pics To Cheer Up Your Monday

A good cup of coffee won't get your Monday going as quickly as these adorable animal pics.

Get some more Monday memes with animals and pour yourself another cup, y'gonna need it.


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